UpNorth Concert Hall: World Music

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World music interviews from NCPR

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Aug 23, 2014 — A veteran of Little Joy and Los Hermanos, Amarante makes warm, tender music as a solo artist. Here, he strips songs from Cavalo down to their essence using just his voice and a guitar from the '30s.
Aug 7, 2014 — A look at unexpected musical hybrids: what happens when Mexican and Indian styles meet, and more.
Aug 7, 2014 — Jason Hamacher wasn't trained as a photographer, a musicologist or a member of a religious community. The former Frodus drummer simply felt compelled to document this music.
 

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Caramelo Trio live in the NCPR studio
Caramelo Trio live in the NCPR studio

Caramelo Trio live in the studio

Caramelo Trio joined us live in the studio this morning to share some all original Latin contemporary music. The group is based in Potsda, NY includes cellist Beth Robinson, guitarist Oscar Sarmiento, and percussionist Stephen Farina.  Go to full article
Minor Swing (l. to r.): Lorie Gruneisen, violin; Christopher Brown; guitar; Victor Caamano, guitar; David Katz, bass. Photo: Joel Hurd
Minor Swing (l. to r.): Lorie Gruneisen, violin; Christopher Brown; guitar; Victor Caamano, guitar; David Katz, bass. Photo: Joel Hurd

Minor Swing, live in the NCPR studio

Minor Swing joined Todd Moe in the NCPR studio to give listeners a taste of what they call gypsy jazz, or gypsy swing. The style was pioneered by French Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, who blended American jazz of the '30s and '40s with European Gypsy styles of music.

In this performance they play three pieces: F A Swing (FA for Franco-American), Nuages, a Django Reinhardt standard, and For Sephora, a bossa nova-style composition.  Go to full article

Web extra: Akwesasne Singers perform Alligator Dance

The hometown favorites of the pow wow, the Akwesasne Singers, perform the Alligator Dance, a song from tribes in the Everglades in Florida.  Go to full article
Jacob Edgar, surrounded by his passion for music.
Jacob Edgar, surrounded by his passion for music.

World "Music Voyager" brings tunes back home

Tonight kicks off a four-part world music concert series at the Higher Ground in Burlington. The Summer Global Music Voyage features bands from South Africa, the Saharan desert, Parisian cafes via San Francisco, and tonight, from Peru.

The series is tied into a new TV show about world music called Music Voyager. Its host and co-producer is a Charlotte, Vermont resident. David Sommerstein has this profile.  Go to full article

UpNorth Music Concert: Asgaard Farm in AuSable Forks

This outdoor concert at Asgaard Farm features four performers from the UpNorth Music project: bluegrass with Althea Jean, Caribbean drums with Dan Hammond, blues with Mark Tostrup, and ska and jazz with Shu. We select highlights from their live performances.  Go to full article

Traditional Malawi Dance

Performed by the Mzuzu Youth Choir at First Presbyterian Church of Watertown, NY. This was at the end of the concert and attendees spontaneously proceeded to the front of the church to lay money at the alter. More than $1500.00 was raised in just a few minutes. All of it went back to Malawi to pay for the drilling of wells and other building projects.  Go to full article

How Can We Keep From Singing?

Performed by the Northern Choral Society with the Mzuzu Youth Choir at First Presbyterian Church in Watertown, NY.  Go to full article

Nadi Nkhumanya (Jesus Is My Savior)

Performed by The Mzuzu Youth Choir of Malawi at First Presbyterian Church of Watertown, NY.  Go to full article

Fumu Yane #2 (You Are The Answer)

Performed by The Mzuzu Youth Choir of Malawi at First Presbyterian Church of Watertown, NY.  Go to full article

Amazing Grace

Performed by The Mzuzu Youth Choir of Malawi at First Presbyterian Church of Watertown, NY.  Go to full article

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